Bard's

3.7
16 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Bard’s on Market Square is located on the entire main floor of 27 Marketplace. Great for pre/post theatre, date night, or a night on the town. We feature an oyster bar, an upscale bar, lounge, late night, full dinner menu, lunch menu and late night menu. We carry 27 beers on taps, our own fully stocked beer market, an extensive wine list, as well as our whiskey bar. Bard’s is the place where you will find casual fine dining in a relaxed fully renovated space.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Cocktail Bar
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
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Phone number
(519) 508-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ian Middleton
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 16 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.4
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DH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made reservations on line, for Tuesday October 16th for 4 people. Bards confirmed. Only to find out when we’re arrived, that they were closed. The Hub which was located upstairs and next door to Bards said they had changed back to their Fall/Winter hours. So, we then ate at the Hub, which was quite nice. And it would have been decent if Bards had informed me. Also We chose Bards, because they had a full back page add in the Brochure for the Stratford Festival.

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CA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Limited menu. The food was disappointing. It really wasn't very good and really nothing special.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had made reservations and when we arrived were told they had a group of 45 upstairs and it would be at least a 45 minute wait for a meal. We have wanted to go there since being redone and stayed. Waiter was pleasant and the meals arrived in closer to 20 minutes.
Good portions and cooked right! We will return.
My step daughter had mentioned it was a birthday and nothing was mentioned by the staff. Only comment.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant wasn't even open today so we did not have our reservation completed. This restaurant needs to do a better job communicating with Open Table the hours they are accepting reservations - or stop using the service. Unacceptable since the reservation was made over a week ago.

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RS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly staff. We ate at a high top table in the bar area and could still hear the live music. A good find for us for future dining.

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J
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the ambience and quality. A great location.
Our first visit and plan to return soon with friends.

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was the best meal I have enjoyed in Stratford. Our waitress was very good and the wine deal was amazing

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J
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good first time experience. We liked the menu and our server Jordan!

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DG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Good service, beer selection and bread but entrees lacked flavour and seasoning.

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L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great, the waiter excellent...quick, friendly, somewhat knowledgeable about the food.
The food was the problem. For the appetizer a better balance on the meat/cheese/vegetable would be better. If I had ordered dinner myself I would have know what was on my plate. BLAND. They need to check the definition of 'zesty' before the tell me the dish is accompanied by a slightly 'zesty' relish. Blackened catfish not only refers to the colour but also the flavouring of the spices that it is fried in. Oh and maybe cook the rice in a vegetable or mushroom broth.? My fault for not making reservations sooner before our weekend trip. I'll know better for next time.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Thursday night so it was dead. BUT we have no reason why! This place makes fantastic food. Limited menu but a good variety of dinners and salsa and apps so there is something for everyone. The wait staff was phenomenal. It was a bit chilly when we walked in (in August, they had the AC pumping), so they sat us by the fireplace and turned it on for us. Then they even brought lap blankets for my wife and our friend. Wow. Wait staff was engaging and fun. Hugh spent some time talking g to my buddy and I about craft beer and even recommended a place we will be checking out in the ride home to Michigan. Do yourself a favor, make this a must stop on your visit to Stratford.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy brunch. Delicious eggs Benedict and lovely cocktails. We will be back!!

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HD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our reservation was for 5:15 and we left at 7:15. The food was very good but not abundant. Be sure to order an appetizer as the main course is not enough to fill you. Our waitress was excellent however the food was slow coming to the table. Loved the fact that they had so many choices of beer and the waitress was great at recommending based on our conversation. Just felt that the prices of drinks and food was a little high for the quantity received.

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LK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was bland and one meal was not as ordered and the bitter taste was too dominant to enjoy the remainder. The second entree was good. Food in general needed more seasoning.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I find the menu a bit skimpy on healthy choices and food a bit tasteless.

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